Osvaldo Borsani (1911-1985) was an Italian architect and designer widely recognized as one of the most important figures of postwar Italian design. Born in Varedo, Borsani worked in his family's furniture business before starting his own design firm, Tecno, in the 1950s. He was known for his minimalist and functional approach, often incorporating modular and adaptable elements into his designs. Borsani was a pioneer in using new materials such as tubular steel and plexiglass, and his work was heavily influenced by the modernist movement. In addition to designing furniture, he also designed numerous buildings and interiors. Today, his designs are considered timeless classics and continue to be highly prized by collectors and design enthusiasts alike.